October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Identifying Malicious Links

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

A Message from Patrick Criss, Director, Information Security Operations

One of the most common cyberattacks is phishing. A staggering 91% of cybercrime starts with email, according to a report by security firm FireEye. These emails are designed to deceive and trick recipients into taking action, such as clicking a malicious link or opening an attachment with a virus. These types of attacks can be from email as well as text messages. To protect yourself, before you click any link, make sure it’s valid.

Here is a helpful resource to help identify bad links before you click.

Additional resources are available via the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Knowledge Base to help you understand cybersecurity risks and how to protect your information and data at work and at home. You may also take advantage of the following courses in the Valencia EDGE.

If you have any questions, please contact the OIT Service Desk at oitservicedesk@valenciacollege.edu or by phone at 407-582-5555.

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